Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Industrial Relations

    Lithium taskforce announces first industry consortium

    28/06/2018 10:00 AM
    • Lithium and Energy Materials Industry Consortium to be held on July 19, 2018
    • Consortium provides opportunity for industry to contribute to the development of WA's Lithium and Energy Materials Strategy 

    The McGowan Government will hold its first phase of consultation with industry and research representations to discuss its Lithium and Energy Materials Strategy on Thursday, July 19.


    Chaired by Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston, the consortium will identify how we can grow Western Australia's potential in lithium and energy materials across the entire battery materials value chain by hearing from those working in the sector.


    The McGowan Government is committed to working with industry, the community and research organisations to develop a strategy that creates a world-leading energy material industry that delivers long-term benefits to Western Australians.


    For more information, visit http://www.jtsi.wa.gov.au


    Comments attributed to Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston:


    "Our industry expertise is world-class and this consortium offers an opportunity to discuss how the global battery market can create long-term benefits to our State.


    "As chair of the taskforce, I'm excited to hear the ideas and suggestions from industry on how we can create more value for WA.


    "The McGowan Government is committed to the development of our State's lithium and energy materials industries and is determined to make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."


    Minister's office - 6552 6700